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I Dream of Wires' Confirmed Screenings

>>UPCOMING2014
Melkweg Cinema, Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), Amsterdam, NetherlandsOct. 15
Auditorium de l'EJMA, Lausanne Underground Film and Music Festival (LUFF), Lausanne, SwitzerlandOct. 16
Centro Ático, Universidad Javeriana, MUTEK + In-Edit Colombia festival, Bogotá, ColombiaOct. 16
Le Romandie, Lausanne Underground Film and Music Festival (LUFF), Lausanne, SwitzerlandOct. 19
Centro de Cultura Digital, MUTEK + In-Edit Mexico festival (see Resident Advisor), Mexico City, MexicoOct. 20-26
DocLounge, Ekko Festival (Norwegian premiere, see Østre), Bergen, NorwayOct. 22
Le Théâtre Pierre-Frédéric Klos (French premiere, see BAM & Trinitaires), Metz, FranceOct. 25
Aribau Club 1, In-Edit festival, Barcelona, SpainOct. 28
Multisalas Sala 5, In-Edit festival, Barcelona, SpainOct. 30
Venue TBA, Club To Club Festival (Italian premiere), Torino, ItalyNov. 5-9
Gate Cinema, Cork Film Festival (Irish premiere), Cork, IrelandNov. 10
 2015
Cinema & Kurbelkiste, Muenster, GermanyJan. 19
  
>>PAST2014
Fine Arts Theater, Moogfest (international premiere / 2 screenings), Asheville NC, USAApr. 26-27
Society for Arts, CIMMfest, Chicago IL, USAMay 2
Bio Rio (European premiere), Stockholm, SwedenMay 9
Goethe-Institut, Forward Festival, Washington DC, USAMay 15
Inkonst, Malmö, SwedenMay 16
ICA, Together Fest, Boston MA, USAMay 18
Bratislava, Slovakia (Slovakian premiere)May 25
PHI Centre, MUTEK festival (Canadian premiere / 3 screenings), Montreal QC, CanadaMay 28-29
Sala6, SONAR festival (2 screenings), Barcelona, SpainJun. 13-14
Glenbow Museum, Sled Island Festival, Calgary AB, CanadaJun. 19
Red Gallery, East End Film Festival (shared UK premiere), London, UKJun. 21
Heeley Institute, Sensoria festival (shared UK premiere), Sheffield, UKJun. 21
Downtown Independent (7-night run), Los Angeles CA, USAJun. 27-Jul. 3
Union Docs, Brooklyn NYC, USAJun. 28
NoveKino Przedwiosnie, Audioriver festival (Polish premiere), Plock, PolandJul. 26
Happy Yess, Warp festival (Australian premiere), Darwin, AustraliaAug. 2
Kraftwerk Berlin, Berlin Atonal festival (German premiere), Berlin, GermanyAug. 20
Museum London, London ON, CanadaAug. 22
Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, Toronto ON, CanadaAug. 23
Alta Fidelidad festival (South American premiere), Bogotá, ColombiaAug. 24
St. George's Church Brighton Digital festival, Brighton, UKSept. 9
Grand Illusion Cinema (7-night run), Seattle WA, USASept. 19-25
Zuiderstrandtheater, TodaysArt festival (Dutch premiere), The Hague, NetherlandsSept. 25-28
Ancienne Belgique (Belgian premiere), Brussels, BelgiumSept. 28
The Clinton Street Theater, Portland OR, USAOct. 3
Arts Court Theatre, Ottawa ON, CanadaOct. 8
 

I Dream of Wires is an independent documentary about the history, demise and resurgence of the modular synthesizer, featuring interviews with over 100 modular musicians, inventors and enthusiasts, including Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails), Gary Numan, Vince Clarke (Erasure), Morton Subotnick, Chris Carter (Throbbing Gristle), Daniel Miller, Carl Craig, Flood, Cevin Key (Skinny Puppy), James Holden, Factory Floor, Legowelt, Clark, John Foxx and Bernie Krause, as well as manufacturers and modular industry leaders Doepfer, Modcan and Make Noise.

Although April 26 will be the world premiere of I Dream of Wires' 96-minute theatrical cut (at Moogfest), a 4-hour Special Edition cut of the film, I Dream of Wires: Hardcore Edition, was released on DVD and Blu-Ray in late-2013 and has already become an underground, grassroots sensation amongst electronic musicians and fans with high profile reviews and coverage from the likes of NPR, Arte/Tracks, Pitchfork, The Wire and FACTmag. Despite it's imposing 4-hour length and ultra-niche target market, the Hardcore Edition ("for the hardcore modular synth and electronic music fanatics") has proven an independent hit. Now, stripped of the Hardcore Edition's techy excesses, I Dream of Wires' theatrical cut is set to bring the fascinating story of the modular synthesizer, a story driven by passionate and innovative people, to the masses. Additional screenings are being confirmed, with Chicago's CIMMfest and Boston's Together Festival on deck for theatrical stops for the film.

I Dream of Wires begins with an historical primer, exploring the early development of modular synthesizers from pioneering companies Moog Music Inc. and Buchla and Associates, right through to the near-extinction of these instruments, brought on by the introduction of portable, digital synthesizers in the '80s. From there, the rebirth of the modular synthesizer is retraced, leading into the phenomenal resurgence of the modular synthesizer. Along the way is some in-depth exploration of the passions, obsessions and dreams of people who have dedicated part of their lives to this esoteric electronic music machine. What started out as a "vintage-revival scene" in the '90s has grown into an underground phenomena with a growing market of modular obsessives craving ever more wild and innovative sounds and interfaces. Today, the modular synthesizer is no longer an esoteric curiosity or even a mere music instrument — it is an essential tool for radical new sounds and a bona fide subculture.

 

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